January 2014


We are proud to announce that the first ever Carbon fiber ASV hull has been "shot" at BJB in Riga, Latvia. This hull is will be used in the BB-GREEN project funded by the European Union.


June 2012


With economical funding from Innovation Norway we have together with the ferry operator Torghatten Nord, the designer Mauro Sculli, a leading Norwegian Carbon composite builder and DIAB just started a 8 month design study that includes towing tank testing with the aim to develop a very environmental friendly mono hull ferry for Norwegian costal operation.


May 2011


SES Europe AS awarded support of the EU 7th Framework R&D program BB Green. The first ever battery power ASV fast commuter ferry in the world. Project Euro 3,1 mill. Duration 3 years.


April 2011


Effect Ships International and PT Eka Multi Bahari (Indonesia) have signed a collaboration and licensing agreement for construction of aluminum ASV.  The first vessel will be a fast ASV Mono Soft Motion Crew boat with planned launch early 2012.


February 2011


We are extremely happy to announce that the ASV M65 IPS on January the 22nd won the innovation award "Powerboat of the year 2011" on the Düsseldorf boat show.



January 2011


Here is a short movie of our ASV M65 IPS test vessel. If you find it interesting to do business with us or simply would like to "ride the waves on a cushion of air", don't hesitate to contact us to book a test ride.


Oktober 2010


The ASV M65 IPS is nominated to:


September 2010:


Check out test data and pictures of our ASV M65.


March 2010:


First successful testing with the ASV Mono 65’ testvessel. Fuel consumption at 30 knots speed only 5,7 litre pr NM, approximately 40 – 45% less than the consumption of a comparable “wet” monohull.


May 2009:


The first designs in the new range of ASV mono “soft motion” vessels, successfully presented at the RINA conference in Pool, UK. Designs will be prepared for a wide range of applications and propulsions. The first designs presented were configured for Water Jet propulsion, designed for navy and paramilitary end use.


January 2009:


Design development of a new range of slow- and medium speed ASV hull forms initiated.


December 2008:


European and Chinese patent is awarded for the ASV technology.


November 2008:


Building of the ASV M65’ prototype started at NedShip Group in Turkey.


September 2008:


SES Europe AS awarded NOK 1,0 million in support from Innovation Norway for development of ASV Monohull project with pod propulsion.


January 2008:


Construction of ASV 65’ pleasure boat commenced at NedShipGroup in Turkey. The first ASV mono hull designed for pod propulsion. The almost 20 m long and 5,40 m wide test vessel will be fitted with two modest size Volvo Penta IPS 600 units (2 x 320 kW).


June / July 2007:


A 10 m ASV catamaran with Rolls Royce Water Jet propulsion successfully presented to the maritime industry in Gothenburg Sweden and Oslo Norway. The scaled model of a 40 m and up to 70 knots fast vessel for navy and commercial use, impressed the many persons that tested the vessel, with very soft and comfortable ride.


May 2006:


First public presentation of a new ASV mono RORO vessel design at the RORO 2006 conference in Gent, Netherlands. Presented design configured with water jet propulsion for commercial and navy use. Presented design with a motion damping bulbous bow designed to efficiently direct the upper flow of water away from the hull ;and use the flow of water underneath the bow and towards the air cushion step to secure calm surface conditions within the air cushion and thus reduce cushion ventilation and energy consumption.



September 2005:


A 9 m manned model, of the ASV 125 x 45 express cargo / ROPAX design successfully tested by NTUA as part of the EU project EFFISES, demonstrating very good load carrying capability, speed, comfort and efficiency. Full scale speed 60 knots.